Notebook Computers are suited for frequent travelers.

Press Release Summary:

Think Express open bay models of ThinkPad® T43 and T43p notebook computers are powered by 2.0/2.1 GHz Pentium M processor 760/770 with 533 MHz FSB. Equipped with 14.1 or 15.0 in. TFT display, computers provide UltraNav dual-pointing system, Embedded Security Subsystem v2.0, and integrated connectivity via V.90 modem and 1 Gigabit Ethernet. Bluetooth wireless technology is offered in select systems. All systems are open bay and wireless upgradeable.

Original Press Release:

New Think Express Open Bay Models of the ThinkPad T43 and T43p Notebook Computers Include Three-Year Warranty

At a glance

Think Express open bay models of the ThinkPad T43 and T43p notebooks feature:

Intel Pentium M processor 760 (2.0 GHz1, 2 MB L2 cache, 533 MHz front-side bus (FSB)), or Intel Pentium M processor 770 (2.1 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache, 533 MHz FSB)

Sleek profile and light weight

UltraNav dual-pointing system, featuring TrackPoint and customized touch pad

ThinkPad HDD Shock Absorber(TM)

Bluetooth wireless technology in selected systems

Standard integrated communications of V.902 modem (V.923-designed) and 1 Gigabit Ethernet

Embedded Security Subsystem 2.0 and Trusted Computing Group (TCG)-compliant

Three-year limited warranty; one-year limited warranty on battery (machine types 2687 and 1876)

IBM Support Center: 800-426-7378

Think Express open bay models of the ThinkPad® T43 and T43p notebook computers are ideal for frequent travelers who need high performance in a lightweight package. These models are configured with the following selections of hardware and software prior to purchase. The additional items that need to be selected are:

HDD and software preload (operating system and applications)

Optical drive (DVD, CD/RW)

Size of memory


Intel(TM) wireless, if Centrino technology is desired, or ThinkPad wireless if wireless operation is needed

ThinkPad T43 notebooks meet the needs of small and medium business.

Models include your choice of:

Intel 915GM chipset and Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 chipset or Intel 915PM chipset and ATI Mobility Radeon X300 graphics chipset (64 MB)

Exciting technology

Intel Centrino mobile technology:

Intel Pentium(TM) M processor family

Intel PRO/Wireless family

Intel 915GM or 915PM chipset

Fingerprint reader for stronger security on selected systems

Bluetooth wireless technology on selected systems

Active Protection System(TM), a ThinkVantage(TM) technology, to help protect your HDD from some damage that could be caused by shock

Modem and 1 GB Ethernet connection standard

UltraNav dual-pointing system, featuring TrackPoint® and customized touch pad for pointing flexibility

UltraConnect antenna for optimal frequency coverage and performance for improved wireless LAN connectivity around the world

Long battery operation: Depends on what battery is selected, prior to purchase.

Up to 3.8 or 4.0 hours4 on the six-cell system battery and up to 7.4 or 7.8 hours with optional batteries

Up to 5.7 hours with the nine-cell system battery and up to 7.4 hours with the nine-cell system battery and Ultrabay(TM) Slim battery options

All these systems are open bay and wireless upgradable5. For these systems to have Centrino technology, they must be configured with Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG LAN (Wi-Fi-certified based on IEEE 802.11b/g)6, or Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG (Intel 802.11a/b/g)6.

Features and options

Wireless LAN LED indicator

Access Connections utility to help manage wired and wireless communications

Ultrabay Slim for fast and easy hot- and warm-swapping of selected options

Large selection of options from Lenovo(TM), including memory expansion, additional HDDs, and much more

358.1 (14.1-in) or 381.0-mm (15.0-in) TFT display with choice of resolutions

Planned availability
August 2005

Reference information

1 Power management reduces processor speed when in battery mode.

2 The V.90 modem can receive data at up to 56 Kbps from a compatible service provider and transmit data at up to 31.2 Kbps. Public networks currently limit maximum download speeds to about 53 Kbps. Actual speeds depend on many factors and are often less than the maximum possible.

3 Upload speeds are limited to 48 Kbps for V.92 modems. Actual speeds depend on many factors and are often less than the maximum possible. V.92 functions and speeds require a compatible phone line and server equipment, and download of a V.92 support device driver when available. Check with your telephone and Internet service providers for availability.

4 These model numbers achieved the Ziff Davis Media Inc.'s Business Winstone 2002 BatteryMark V1.0 battery rundown time of at least the time shown. This test was performed without independent verification by the VeriTest testing division of Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. (VeriTest) nor Ziff Davis Media Inc.; neither Ziff Davis Media Inc., nor VeriTest makes any representations or warranties as to these test results. For a description of the environment under which the test was performed, visit

Battery life (and recharge times) varies based on many factors including screen brightness, applications, features, power management, battery conditioning, and other customer preferences.

5 Selected ThinkPad models are designated as wireless upgradable. This means that the system can be wireless enabled with the addition of an optional wireless LAN mini-PCI card. These systems are designed to operate only with wireless LAN mini-PCI options sold by IBM. This feature is not available in all countries.

6 11a, 11b, and 11g wireless are based on IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g. An adapter with 11 a/b or 11/a/b/g can communicate on any of these formats; the actual connection is based on the access point to which it connects.

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